pop culture

'Duck Dynasty''s Success Is Entirely Based on Selling a Fantasy
The enduring, commercial fallacy of the "authentic" man
November 24, 2014

Americans have remained uniquely enamored of the simple man who speaks homely truths and sees what his more sophisticated brethren cannot.

Thank You Taylor Swift for Making It Cool for Women to Act Crazy
November 14, 2014

Invoking the motifs of Gothic romance only to smash them to bits with a golf club.

50 Years Later, 'A Hard Day's Night' Is Re-Released
The film captures the charismatic insolence of the young Beatles
July 02, 2014

The film captures the charismatic insolence of the young Beatles.

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Is a Sad Indictment of Post-Feminism
June 27, 2014

Is Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" a glorification of physical abuse, or a radical appeal for self-love?